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NWAC to Lead 2019 Ottawa Women’s March with Assembly of Seven Generations

Ottawa, ON – On Saturday January 19, 2019, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) will gather on unceded Algonquin territory to participate in the 2019 Ottawa Women’s March.This year, NWAC will lead the march behind drummers from the Assembly of Seven Generations, a youth-led non-profit organization focused on cultural support and youth empowerment, and the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201925 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council concerned about Federal Cabinet Shuffle and New Direction in Relationship

January 18, 2019 Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council is deeply concerned that the recent shuffle in the federal Liberal cabinet signals a wavering commitment to addressing Canada’s colonial history and to realizing a true nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced adjustments to the government cabinet on January […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201922 Views

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Ontario Taking Steps to Improve the Endangered Species Act

Government Invites Public Input on Increasing Program Efficiencies, Achieving Positive Outcomes for Species January 18, 2019 Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Ontario’s government is working for the people to reaffirm its commitment to protecting species at risk and their habitats. As outlined in the made-in-Ontario environment plan, the government is ensuring stringent protections for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201924 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Defend Rejection of Mine

January 18, 2019 Williams Lake, BC: The Tsilhqot’in National Government was in the Federal Court of Appeal this week to defend the 2014 Federal Government’s rejection of the New Prosperity Mine Proposal. In December of 2017, the Federal Court dismissed two applications for judicial review brought by Taseko Mines Limited (TML). This dismissal upheld the 2013 Panel […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201926 Views

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Minister Ng begins tour to highlight Government of Canada’s small business tax rate reduction

Canada’s Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion will meet with small business owners across the country January 18, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario Small businesses make up 98% of all Canadian businesses, employing 8 million hard-working Canadians from coast to coast to coast. They are the backbone of our economy and critical to the middle class. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201927 Views

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Indigenous atlases for Alberta students

January 18, 2019 The province is providing every Alberta junior high and high school with a copy of the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. The initiative is to help bring First Nations, Métis and Inuit history and contributions to life in classrooms across the province. As part of the Alberta government’s commitment to […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201922 Views

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Capitalizing on sports tourism to help businesses grow in Sioux Lookout

Government of Canada investment helps municipality plan for expansion of local sports tourism sector January 18, 2019 – Sioux Lookout, ON — Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario — FedNor Businesses and residents in the Municipality of Sioux Lookout and neighbouring First Nation communities will benefit from improved economic development opportunities thanks to a Government of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201918 Views

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Renovated health centre opens in Saint Mary’s First Nation

January 18, 2019 — Saint Mary’s First Nation, New Brunswick — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations communities to improve health outcomes and well-being, and address health infrastructure needs. Today, the Member of Parliament for Fredericton, Matt DeCourcey, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201919 Views

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Eileen Clarke nominated in Agassiz

January 17, 2019 Will carry PC Banner in new constituency: Pallister The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is pleased to announce Eileen Clarke as the nominated candidate for the next provincial election after securing the party’s nomination in the redrawn constituency of Agassiz. “Eileen has been a tremendous representative for her constituents in Agassiz,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201916 Views

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Women March On: Toronto | “Because we will not go back” rally

On January 19, Women March On: Toronto invites you to join together with thousands of women and allies in marching, resisting and making it clear to policymakers that we will not accept rollbacks and attacks on our communities. When: January 19, 2019 from noon – 3 pm Where: Nathan Phillips Square Find us by: Looking for the AMAPCEO […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201919 Views

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N.W.T community leaders seek clarity on how to enforce cannabis laws – CBC

Workplace safety and youth using cannabis remain key issues for some communities Jan 18, 2019 Leaders from communities across the Northwest Territories continue to seek clarification on how exactly their people could be affected by new legal cannabis rules. Since cannabis legalization was introduced in October, some communities still don’t know how they can enforce […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201919 Views

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Clean energy innovation and economic development in Inuvik

Micro-manufacturing facility and new solar energy bring new opportunities to community January 18, 2019 – Inuvik, NT – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) The opening of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway in 2017 has led to new economic opportunities in the Beaufort Delta region. More visitors have led to increased economic and job opportunities […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201916 Views

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Laurier-hosted virtual reality film experience envisions the future, highlights Indigenous languages

January 17, 2019 Brantford – Enter a radically different Toronto when Biidaaban: First Light, a virtual reality film experience rooted in Indigenous futurism, arrives at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus Jan. 28 and 29. Biidaaban: First Light takes viewers to a future Toronto, where the city’s infrastructure has been reclaimed by nature and Indigenous language and knowledge survive. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201920 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Wilkinson to visit New Brunswick

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will be visiting New Brunswick on Saturday, January 19, 2019, to meet with provincial counterparts, local stakeholders on common priorities, including oceans protection, Atlantic salmon conservation, Indigenous reconciliation and commercial fisheries. Atlantic salmon is a species of social, cultural and ceremonial importance […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201915 Views

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Ellen Waterman Named First Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada

January 18, 2019 Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art and Culture has announced the appointment of Ellen Waterman as the first Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada, taking effect on January 1st, 2019. For many years, Waterman has been a familiar and central figure on the Canadian music scene. She brings a distinguished record of research […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201917 Views

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A lot of those needs have changed ‘ — MACSI reflects on 50 years of treating addictions – Prince Albert Daily Herald

January 17, 2019 The Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan (MACSI) is celebrating its 5oth anniversary. The organization, which operates treatment centres in Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina, kicked off its celebration with a press conference at the Prince Albert location Thursday. MACSI provides inpatient and outpatient support, as well as a stabilization program that is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201918 Views

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Michael McLeod highlights four recipients of new Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants in the Northwest Territories

Grants will support projects to identify new ways of doing research with Indigenous communities January 17, 2019 – Yellowknife, NWT – Government of Canada The Government of Canada is committed to renewing its relationship with Indigenous peoples—one based on the recognition of rights, respect, collaboration and partnership. When we recognize Indigenous rights and traditional knowledge, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201918 Views

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PSAC stands in solidarity with the defenders of Unist’ot’en Camp

January 17, 2019 Last week, RCMP officers arrested and detained several Wet’suwet’en people on their unceded territory while they were defending their land from a major pipeline development. The Unist’ot’en community has had a camp set up since 2009 to block TransCanada Corp from building the Coastal GasLink pipeline. PSAC’s National Indigenous Peoples’ Circle Representatives […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201916 Views

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Second Session of the Sixty-Third General Assembly to Resume Feb. 28

January 18, 2019 The second session of the 63rd general assembly will resume at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. Media Contact: Neil Ferguson Clerk of the House of Assembly 902-424-5978 Email: Neil.Ferguson@novascotia.ca NT4

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201915 Views

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United Nations Rules Indian Act Discriminates Against First Nations Women

January 18, 2019 VANCOUVER – INDIGENOUS – “The UN Human Rights Committee says that Canada is obligated to provide an effective and enforceable remedy. This requires Canada to make full reparations, including: 1) ensuring that Sharon McIvor, Jacob Grismer, and all others excluded by, or granted only a lesser category of status, because of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201915 Views

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Ep. 20 – The Concept of “Indigenomics” with Ken Coates and Carol Anne Hilton

January 17, 2019 In this episode of Pod Bless Canada, Ken Coates is joined by Carol Anne Hilton to further an enduring dialogue at MLI around Indigenous economic development and opportunity. Their conversation explores how the last 20 years of Indigenous legal and economic progress have created a platform for collaborative, nation-to-nation economic growth. Hilton […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201916 Views

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New projects through Workforce Innovation Centre to support rural residents, women, newcomers

January 17, 2019 The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour (AESL) has announced more than $2.27 million in funding for the Second Call for Proposals (2018) approved through the Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre. The funding, being provided as part of the Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201914 Views

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Seneca College: Reflections on colonization

Candy Palmater speaks at third annual Seneca Talks Jan. 17, 2019 It was nearly standing-room only for the 2019 edition of Seneca Talks. The first of a four-part lecture series presented by First Peoples@Seneca, special guest Candy Palmater gave a lecture then led a discussion at the Great Hall on Monday, Jan. 14. A diverse audience of more than 200 people […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201912 Views

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YVR Art Foundation: One More Week! Emerging and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program Call for Applications closes Jan 25, 2019

January 17, 2019 One more week! The YVR Art Foundation Call for Applications to BC and Yukon Indigenous artists for the 2019 Emerging Artist Scholarship Program and the Mid-Career Artist Scholarship Program is open! Application Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019, at 4pm. NEW for 2019 The Youth Art Scholarship has been renamed to the Emerging Artist […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201927 Views

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Canada and Ahiarmiut Relocation Society to mark important milestones on path of reconciliation

Arviat, Nunavut – Members of the media are invited to attend a plaque unveiling with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and the Ahiarmiut Relocation Society. Date: January 22, 2019 Time: 10:30 a.m. (CST) Where: Ahiarmiut Relocation Plaque Site (Outdoor event) Intersection of 3rd Avenue and 4th Street Arviat, Nunavut Following the plaque […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201918 Views

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Victoria Could Become the New First Nation Casino Paradise Following Crucial Vote – Casino Reports

January 18, 2019 Victoria is in the center of the spotlight at the moment as the possibility of it becoming the home of a second casino venue is being considered. Councilor Marianne Alto proposed an amendment which could repave the way towards a second casino venue, this time overseen by a local First Nation. Previous concerns in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201927 Views

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CBC Investigates: Province changes how it counts kids in care, reports lower number than Manitoba child welfare agencies – CBC

10,776 kids in care, province says after change to how number is tallied, but agencies say total is 11,143 Jan 18, 2019 At first glance, it looks like the number of children in care in Manitoba decreased from just over 10,700 to 10,328 last year — a figure touted by the Families minister as the first decrease in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201927 Views

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Performance Opportunity: Canada Day at The Forks | Deadline: Feb 7

January 17, 2019 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4PM CST Thursday February 7, 2019 Manitoba Music is coordinating live performances for Canada Day at The Forks this summer. One of the province’s most popular summer destinations, The Forks attracts thousands of visitors on Canada Day. This year’s concerts will celebrate and promote Manitoba artists with genre-spanning concerts featuring […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201924 Views

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CMF’s submission to modernize Canada’s culture legislation

January 16, 2019 The Canada Media Fund (CMF) submitted a detailed proposal to the Government of Canada’s panel reviewing the Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Radiocommunication Acts. Click here to read the full submission. The CMF submits that the Broadcasting Act can play a pivotal role in achieving the Government’s objective of protecting, promoting, and supporting Canadian culture in both official languages while […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201915 Views

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1,000 Works of Contemporary Indigenous and Inuit Art Gifted to MacKenzie Art Gallery

Press Release January 15, 2019 Kampelmacher Collection Reflects Diversity of Artists and Media From Across Canada and the United States The MacKenzie Art Gallery today announced that it has received a pledged gift of more than 1,000 works of art by contemporary Indigenous and Inuit artists from Edmontonbased collectors, Thomas Druyan and Alice Ladner. The […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201922 Views

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YT Government: 2019 Housing Initiatives Fund open for submissions

January 17, 2019 The Government of Yukon opened the $3.6 million 2019 Housing Initiatives Fund for project submissions today. This call for projects supports more affordable housing options for Yukoners by funding new housing across the territory. First Nations governments, First Nations Development Corporations, developers, contractors, community organizations and the general public can apply for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201922 Views

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LFP LONGFORM: A trust betrayed. A 20-year quest for justice

January 18, 2019 CHIPPEWAS OF THE THAMES FIRST NATION – The boy and his uncle made a daily trip to their fishing hole at the Thames River to check for pickerel. Their nets were at a bend where the current ran faster. The boy ran down the tractor path to the riverbank filled with anticipation. […]

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Notice of Candidates – 2019 Election of the IRC Chair and CEO

INUVIK, NT (January 17, 2019) – The Nomination Period for the election of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) closed at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The following individuals have submitted Nomination Forms in accordance with the Election Rules and satisfy the requirements for candidacy: Wayne Gordon Merven […]

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Is Trudeau risking reconciliation by putting a failed Veterans Affairs Minister in charge? – The Post Millennial

January 18, 2019 Earlier this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promoted former television personality Seamus O’Regan from Veterans Affairs to be the new Minister of Indigenous Services. Some leaders across the country have expressed support for this move while others have been questioning the Prime Ministers ability to keep his many promises made to First […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201933 Views

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Nunavik’s women’s association looking for role models – Nunatsiaq News

January 18, 2019 You can nominate candidates by Feb. 17 Saturviit Women’s Association is looking to honour Nunavimmiut women who have a positive influence on others. The organization is now taking nominations for its first-ever role model awards, which will honour four exceptional Nunavimmiut women, one from each of Nunavik’s regions: Ungava Bay, Hudson Strait, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201918 Views

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The 10 best events at DesignTO 2019

This year’s festival explores weighty themes like affordable housing, mortality and Black and Indigenous identity January 18, 2019 Now in its ninth year, DesignTO Festival (formerly the Toronto Design Offsite Festival) always boasts a mix of exhibitions, events, workshops and window installations showcasing veteran and rising designers from Toronto and beyond. In addition to innovative […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201922 Views

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BC Government: Forest policy reforms to rebuild coastal forest sector

Jan. 17, 2019 VANCOUVER – To create and support good jobs in British Columbia’s coastal forest sector, government is making policy changes to increase the processing of B.C. logs on the coast and to reduce wood waste by redirecting it to B.C.’s pulp and paper mills. The changes, as part of the Coast Forest Sector […]

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Makivik Corp.: Results from the 2019 Universal Election

2019 Makivik Universal Elections : Vice President – Economic Development ᒪᑭᕝᕕᐅᑉ ᓄᓇᓕᓕᒫᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᑎᓯᓂᖓ 2019-ᒥ: ᐊᖓᔪᕐᖄᑉ-ᑐᖓᓕᖓᑕ ᐃᓂᖓᓄᑦ – ᒪᑭᑉᐸᓕᐊᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ Community ᓄᓇᓕᒃ Eligible Voters ᓂᕈᐊᒍᓐᓇᑐᑦ Voted ᓂᕈᐊᕐᑐᕕᓃᑦ% Maggie Emudluk ᒫᑭ ᐃᒪᕐᓚᒃ % Sammy Kudluk ᓵᒥ ᑲᓪᓚᒃ % Andy Moorhouse ᐋᓐᑎ ᒧᐊᖃᐅᔅ % Spoiled ᓱᒃᑯᑐᑦ % TOTAL ᑲᑎᑦᓱᑎᒃ Total ᑲᑎᑦᓱᑎᒃ 8290 2744 33.10% 1257 45.81% 305 11.12% […]

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The cabinet shuffle says little about Jody Wilson-Raybould – and plenty about the government

January 17, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle has been accompanied by the usual flurry of commentary and speculation, most of it surrounding the bizarre and incoherent removal of Jody Wilson-Raybould as the minister of Justice. Looking back over the past three years, one can find little reason why Ms. Wilson-Raybould would be part […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201916 Views

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MMIWG: On January 19, We March Again

January 19, 2019 Today, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our sisters around the world who are marching to end violence against women everywhere. What began as a protest march in Washington two years ago has quickly evolved into a global movement to empower and celebrate the lives of women and girls in all their […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201920 Views

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Supreme Court decision means windfall for Yukon First Nations, grand chief says – CBC

Court ruling says Ottawa should fund First Nations based on citizenship, not status Jan 18, 2019 The Grand Chief of Council of Yukon First Nations is hailing this week’s ruling by the territory’s Supreme Court as a huge win. Peter Johnston says the court decision will have implications throughout the territory, and result in a significant increase in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201917 Views

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Morning Brief: Backstabbing and retaliation – iPolitics.ca

Jan 18, 2019 Good morning, Morning Brief readers. It’s Friday! It’s also Winnie the Pooh Day, celebrated annually on the birthday of author A. A. Milne. Considering his disdain for the loveable little bear, we can assume that Chinese Leader Xi Jinping won’t be celebrating today. Nobody tell him Winnie was Canadian…  Liberal MPs on the Foreign Affairs committee blocked an […]

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Information session for ’60s Scoop survivors held in Dartmouth – Globalnews.ca

January 17, 2019 An information session about a settlement agreement for survivors of the ’60s Scoop was held in Dartmouth on Thursday. The ’60s Scoop refers to a period between 1960 and 1991, when about 20,000 Indigenous and Inuit children were seized from their birth families and relocated to non-Indigenous homes. The practice stripped children of […]

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NT Government: Education Leaders’ Meeting

January 17, 2019 The Honourable Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), met with territorial education leaders on January 9, 2019 to continue discussion on improving the education system. Leaders from all regions of the Northwest Territories gathered to review progress to date and plan for future work. Among the discussion topics was […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201919 Views

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Leadership shuffle in Government of Yukon departments

January 17, 2019 Premier Sandy Silver has made changes to the leadership positions in the Executive Council Office, the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, the Department of Community Services and the Yukon Liquor Corporation. Stephen Mills will move from his role as Deputy Minister with the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources to the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201915 Views

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Prince Rupert Port Authority announces development moratorium on Flora, Agnew and Horsey Banks

January 17, 2019 PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Prince Rupert Port Authority announced today a land use decision that ensures the protection of important marine habitat within its jurisdiction. The Port is imposing a developmental moratorium on Flora, Agnew and Horsey Banks that will prohibit any industrial development in this marine area adjacent to […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201921 Views

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Two more Ontario First Nations join project to connect remote communities to grid

January 17, 2019 THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The utility responsible for connecting remote First Nations to Ontario’s power grid says it has reached a major milestone. Wataynikaneyap Power says Mishkeegogamang and Ojibway Nation of Saugeen have legally joined the project, bringing the total number of communities who are equal owners to 24. The news comes […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201918 Views

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Man found guilty of murdering girl, 12, in BC over 40 years ago – KelownaNow

January 17, 2019 A man has been found guilty of murdering a 12-year-old girl in British Columbia over 40 years ago. Jurors convicted him of the first-degree murder of Monica Jack, who was last seen by her mother riding a bike in Merritt in May 1978. BC Supreme Court heard that Handlen told an undercover […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201922 Views

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Sphinx grants stock options

Montréal, January 17, 2019 – Sphinx Resources Ltd. (“Sphinx” or the “Corporation”) (TSX-V: SFX) announces that a total of 750,000 stock options (the “Options”) has been granted to Jeremie Ryan nominated CEO, President and Director of the Corporation on December 19, 2018. These Options have an exercise price of $0.10 per share, are exercisable during […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201917 Views

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Ally is a verb not a noun — it requires action

Allies stand with individuals; accomplices challenge oppressive structures, Deirdre Pike writes. I was still a deeply closeted lesbian when I first moved to Hamilton in 1993. I left five years later to work in a Catholic community in Ottawa where I was positively encouraged to be out about my sexual orientation — strange but true. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201918 Views

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